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Birth Certificates  

Buncombe County Birth Certificates

The following information applies to the birth certificate of any individual born in Buncombe County. For information about obtaining a birth certificate from this office for a person born in another county in North Carolina, please visit our Statewide Birth Certificate page.

In Office Record Purchase

To purchase a birth certificate in person, please bring your valid photo ID and payment to our office at 35 Woodfin St. Certified records can only be issued to immediate family or an authorized agent. Each certified record costs $10.00, and non-certified records cost $0.25 each. If you are 62 or older, you may receive one (1) certified copy of your birth certificate free of charge.

Online Record Purchase

To purchase a record online, please go to the Online Vital Records Request page.

Request Record By Mail

To purchase a birth certificate by mail, please send a copy of your valid photo ID, payment, and the completed Vital Records Request Form to:

Register of Deeds
35 Woodfin Street, Suite 226
Asheville, NC 28801.

Each certified record costs $10.00, and non-certified records cost $0.25 each. A stamped, self-addressed envelope can help ensure faster return. If you are 62 or older, you may receive one (1) certified copy of your birth certificate free of charge.

We accept Visa/MasterCard, cash, personal checks, or money orders payable to Register of Deeds.

Amendments / Legitimations

We can assist with the amendment/legitimization of Birth Records for a fee of $35.

To view an outline of the requirements for amending a birth certificate, please click here. Please contact our Vital Records department at 250-4300 for further information.

Adoption Records

By law, all Adoption Records are removed from this office and must be obtained from Vital Records in Raleigh, NC. http://vitalrecords.nc.gov/.

Mailing Address
NC Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903

Physical Address
NC Vital Records
225 N McDowell Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-1382

Phone No.
(919) 733-3526